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Core Strategic Drivers

May 6, 2024

ERM Tool: Understanding the Organization’s Core Strategic Drivers

Download this tool to discover how an effective ERM program highlights risks and drives strategic success with a clear understanding of your organization's key initiatives.

PESTLE Analysis

Apr 9, 2024

ERM Tool: Using PESTLE Analysis to Identify Potential External Risks

A PESTLE analysis provides a framework for considering risks that may be triggered by political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental factors. Download this tool.

Side of Hunt

Apr 5, 2024

What is Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)?

This article outlines how ERM differs from traditional risk management and how an ERM process can be one of the entity's most important strategic tools.

Executive Perspectives on Top Risks 2024

Mar 7, 2024

REPORT: Executive Perspectives on Top Risks for 2024 and a Decade Later

This 12th annual study reports risk insights from a survey of more than 1,143 board members and C-suite executives across organizations worldwide in a variety of industries.

Jul 20, 2023

Why the disconnect? Risks are Everywhere; Risk Management is Not

The 14th edition of The State of Risk Oversight, a report produced jointly by the AICPA & CIMA, together as the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, and the ERM Initiative at North Carolina State University, shows that the volume and complexity of risks continues to be prominent on the radar of leaders at U.S. organizations of all types and sizes. However, complete and formal ERM processes are just as common now as five years ago, after the survey showed nearly a decade of increased interest in ERM. Mark Beasley, CPA, Ph.D., a professor at N.C. State and director of the school's ERM Initiative, analyzes the disconnect, explains why a post-pandemic sigh of relief is not a good sign for risk managers, and shares some of the questions that organizations can ask themselves to improve their ERM practices.

David Hughes

Jul 10, 2023

Focusing on Strategic Risks in Interviews with Executives

David Hughes, Assistant VP and Head of ERM at HCA Healthcare shares insights about the success HCA Healthcare has had with conducting risk identification and assessment interviews with a specific focus on strategy and strategic risks.

Zach Wolff

Jul 6, 2023

Balancing ERM’s Focus on Operational Risks and Emerging Risks

Zach Wolff, Director of ERM and SOX Internal Controls, ConEdison, shares insights about approaches his organization takes to develop “watch lists” of emerging, hard to identify strategic risks.

Eric Mai

Jun 21, 2023

A Spotlight on the Evolution of ERM at Delta Air Lines

Eric Mai, director of Enterprise Risk Management at Delta Air Lines, talks about how ERM has evolved at Delta Air Lines.

May 3, 2023

Enhancing the Future Relevance of ERM

This thought paper, Enhancing the Future Relevance of ERM:  Insights from ERM Leaders, summarizes a number of key insights from enterprise-wide risk management (ERM) leaders about continuous improvement opportunities and practical techniques that business leaders can use to advance the strategic value of their organization’s risk management processes. The paper highlights innovative and emerging themes ERM leaders are embracing to strengthen their organization’s understanding of emerging issues before they occur.

John Tartt

Mar 17, 2023

How to Align ERM with Strategy

John Tartt, assistant vice president of Enterprise Risk Management at Atrium Health recently spoke with NC State ERM Initiative Executive Director Bonnie Hancock about the organization’s ERM initiatives.